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MSNBC
Sep 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
2:00 in the morning. >> the house passed the bill saturday night. the united states senate went to the beach and chuck schumer had a nice little coffee this morning. i saw him doing an interview from new york. i don't understand why the united states senate still has not convened. if there's so much urgency, which we feel, why does the united states not come back into action? >> they might have asked why you didn't do it thursday night, why you waited until friday afternoon to send it back to them. >> well, we did it as fast as we can. i would also ask the president why didn't he submit a budget back in february. there are reasons that lead up to this. there's urgency now with hours left on the clock, get the united states senate convened and pass something. >> congressman, the bill that you were going to pass is dead on arrival. we know that, because they are not going to repeal or defund or delay. >> everybody keeps saying that but they should vote on that. >> you've voted on it several times. lets get real for a second. will you given the fact there's a number of house republica
Al Jazeera America
Oct 1, 2013 12:00am EDT
embarrassing our president, the president of the united states. >> senate majority leader harry reid speak flg a very unusual session after midnight april the government has begun to shut down and over in the house here's what's going on there. you can take a look at this. we can see that the house is still in session and still debating this issue. i'm not sure which congressman this is. let's listen in. >> let's bring a clean continuing resolution to the bill, a clean cr even with those low levels i have some problems with, i guarantee you it will pass with democrat votes and republican votes. we can reverse this shut down now, by bringing a clean continuing resolution to the floor. please do it, please don't let this government shut down. >> at this time i would like to yield three minutes to one of the clearest thinkers in our party, a second term member from new york, the gentleman, congressman reed. >> the gentleman from new york is recognized for two minutes. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. ladies and gentlemen, let us be clear as to what we did t
Al Jazeera America
Oct 4, 2013 11:00am EDT
he wasn't going to negotiate. sat there and listened to the majority leader in the united states senate, describe to me that he is not going to talk until we surrender, and then this morning, i get the "wall street journal" out, and it says we don't care how long this lasts because we're winning. this isn't some damn game! the american people don't want their government shut down, and neither do i. all we're asking for is to sit down and have a discussion and to bring fairness -- reopen the government and bring fairness to the american people under obamacare. it's as simple as that, but it all has to begin with a simple dispugs. -- discussion. >> good morning, this week the american people have seen once again that obamacare is not ready for prime time. a disfungal website is the least of that law's problems, and we have asked as the speaker said for basic fairness to the american people no special treatment for anyone under the law, and we are continuing to ask for that, no special treatments for us, and no special treatment for special interests. now the president continues to refuse to sit dow
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2013 1:00pm EDT
united states senate is pick them up, pass themification, and there wouldn't be any -- pass them, and there wouldn't be any objection on this side. aisle. we could fund the national guard and rerks we could fund veterans services, we could fund assistance for low-income americans, we could fund fema, we could fund lifesaving cures by funding the n.i.h., we could fund the national parks. it is that simple. our colleagues on the other side get up and talk about this particular program that's not being funded or this particular feds issue that hfederal issue n addressed. it can all be solved the that easily. all they have do, mr. president, is pick up the bills that have come over us to from the house of representatives and pass them right now without objection on the republican side. and all these things could be funded. it is that sainldz easy. i would hope that in the end there would be some of our colleagues on the other side that would agree with us that that's the simplest way to deal with the immediate crisis. we obviously have other issues at work, at play here that are going to
CNN
Sep 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
and those in the united states senate can't work. >> reporter: i will tell you the reason they give, this is from jay carney. anybody who votes for the bill is voting for a shutdown. yes, you have the house, you don't have the senate and you don't have the white house. isn't that what you are doing? >> maybe they are shutting it down. senator of west virginia says we ought to lay it for a year. the first democrat, every single day that people are having to deal with obama care, it's getting less and less popular. i can't pick up my own constituent now. just today, a guy said i got cut back to 29 hours. another said you know what? my health care premiums went up $1,500. can we delay it because it's not ready? why can't the senate work on a weekend and why can't the president get off the golf course and negotiate? >> even if they work, it's democrats. they are going to reject what you said. >> how do we know until we try? i mean we have a democratic senator saying he believes in delay. >> reporter: he says he's going to vote against it. >> a senator from montana calls it a train wreck
FOX
Oct 4, 2013 9:00am EDT
when he was in the united states senate? >> terry: let me guess. >> pat: you guessed it. senate obama from illinois. okay, here are the facts. now, i want to give them to you. the white house is pointing the finger at republicans over raising the debt, but democrats have often bargained with the devil in it. and in 1989, house and senate democrats were fighting over medicare and the battle lasted for weeks before the debt limit was raised. so that's one time. and then democrats have been responsible -- get this -- for 60% of the debt limit fights in the congress. >> terry: they created it in the first place, exactly. >> pat: 60% of the deals -- and they've been deals. they have not been clean resolutions. ladies and gentlemen, don't be fooled by the hype, because the hype is coming out of washington, and we hope that you are more sophisticated than to be suckered by some of the stuff that is being said. of course, both sides are blaming each other on this government shutdown. this is temporary. the big deal is coming up in a couple of weeks, having to do with raising the debt ceiling.
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: following leader remarks the senate flb a period of morning business for debate only until 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. senators will be allowed to speak for up to ten minutes each during that period of time. mr. president, senator schumer yesterday on the floor talked about what the house is doing, and he described it like "alice in wonderland." i don't know if that's an apt description. mamaybe it is beyond that. here is where we now are. the house has passed a bill to pay for federal employees. listen to this, though, mr. president: once the government opens. huh ... well, why wouldn't we do that? why wouldn't we do that? but the problem is, this uncontroversial legislation is kind of unique, isn't it? so now what the republicans in the house are telling -- because they're the ones that set the agenda -- what they're telling all these federal workers, what we're going to do for you now, even though we don't like federal workers and we haven't given you a raise in three years, what we're going to do now is give you a paid va
Comedy Central
Sep 30, 2013 7:30pm PDT
don't suck. no that's no bueno. the point is: this united states senator along with his republican brethren believes the health care plan we're about to institute, if i may paraphrase here, sucks. [laughter] there slightly more nuance to that critique? >> we believe that obamacare is a program in a will not work. >> jon: it sucks. it and it won't work! you may wonder how republicans know this program that is yet to be shall enjoy that? yeah. we're coming for you colbert. now you may wonder -- now, you may wonder how republicans know that this program that is yet to be instituted will suck and not work. well, because they'll work tirelessly to make sure that that is the case. >> okay, everything seems normal. when i see you are new to obama care as well. >> hop up here, lay down and bring your knees to your chest. >> is that necessary? >> we'll try to make this quick. [ laughter ] >> jon: let me get this straight: they are the using the same tactic to scare us that burger king uses to try to make its life better. now i'm confused. repeal, defund, information blackout, misinformed, a
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2013 2:00am PDT
, the united states senate, the democrat-led senate, refused to listen to the american people. but this process is not over. it will now go back to the house of representatives. twh it returns to the senate and after the house acts it will return to the senate, i am hopeful and optimistic that will present an opportunity for senate republicans to come home, for senate republicans to be united. i am hopeful and optimistic that the next time this continuing resolution is before the senate in the next few days, that all 46 senate republicans stand together, stand united arm in arm with the house republicans and against the train wreck, the nightmare that is obamacare. >> later this afternoon, the president had stern words of his own for house republicans. let's watch. >> the house republicans are so concerned with appeasing the tea party that they've threatened a government shutdown or worse unless i gut or repeal the affordable care act. i said this yesterday. let me repeat it. that's not going to happen. over the next three days, house republicans will have to decide whether to join
Al Jazeera America
Oct 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
>> it is now midnight and the great government of the united states is now closed. >> the senate and house fail to come to an agreement and now both sides are playing the blame game for the government shutdown. >> then stand with your country. stand for your country, or do you want to take it down? >> we sent a request to the united states senate to simply treat all americans equally under obamacare. >> this is ridiculous. >> i think it's a disgrace. >> this is nuts. >> this is a very sad day for our country. >> we are back to square one. ♪ theme >> this is aljazeera america and i'm morgan radford. for the first time in 17 years, the u.s. government is closed for business this morning. the clock that just yesterday counted down to a midnight deadline is now counting up, tallying the number of hours the government has been shut. so far, seven hours and still counting. republicans in the house and democrats in the senate couldn't agree on a temporary budget to keep thins running. they're not expected back on the hill until a few hours from now. federal agencies have already started s
FOX News
Sep 29, 2013 12:30pm PDT
united states senate is not in session today. the house late night last night passed a bill to keep the government's lights on to delay obamacare and to repeal the medical device tax which is an unpopular part of the law. meanwhile, the senate has not shown up for work today. you can hear some growing frustrations. >> what i am hoping is that because of this circus that went on, that finally all republicans, the far, far right and the mainstream republicans can come together and say this strategy hasn't worked. let's unify and let's do things like make offers to the senate that will make them look completely unreasonable. >> the president was out golfing and we were making sure we didn't shut the government down and we put a funding bill across. >> a number of house republicans will take to the east senate steps of the united states capitol to hammer the senate for taking the weekend off. >> mike emmanuel, thank you very much. the government closed down on two separate occasions in recent history between november of 1995 and january of 2006 was felt far and wide. as a result the centers
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2013 10:30pm EDT
will direct the united states house of reps to go to conference with the senate in an effort to legitimate all of the negotiations that remain ahead. i'm very confident at what can happen. there's a process in place that my colleagues are very aware of that is quickly as we pass this rule on the floor, that the conferees will be prepared to meet. the bottom line is house republicans desire to dismantle obama care. we're going stick to this effort. i want to welcome bob slaughter into tonight's meeting and recognize the ranking gentlewoman from new york. >> i want to say we find it more than passing strange that after trying for months to get a conference set up to discuss the budget of the united states, totally unable to do, that we are going to call together a conference for a measure that only has six weeks of life. but nonetheless, i know you're going to do that. but i would like to know if you have any assurance that the senate is going to take your challenge? >> i assume that's a question for me? >> that's a question. i would like to know if you have any assurance from sen
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2013 10:00am EDT
allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c., october 2, 2013. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable heidi heitkamp, a senator from the state of north dakota, to perform the duties of the chai. signed: patrick j. leahy, president pro tempore. the majority leader. mr. reid: following m.i.a. my remarks and those of senator mcconnell, the senate will be in debate until noon with the time equally divided and controlled with senators permitted to speak up to ten minutes each. mr. president, it's obvious when you check the press, the republicans have had a very bad week. republicans in congress delivered this nation a government shutdown. thanks to the affordable care act, yesterday millions of americans went online to shopper for affordable insurance plans. some compare that to when google went online. there were some problems they had and of course now we know how people feel about fog l. the same is going to happen with
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2013 8:00am PDT
he wasn't going to negotiate. sat there and listened to the majority leader in the united states senate describe to me that he's not going to talk until we surrender. and then this morning i get the "wall street journal" out and it says, well, we don't care how long this lasts because we're winning. this isn't some damn game. the american people don't want their government shut down and neither do i. all we're asking for is to sit down and have a discussion and to bring fairness -- reopen the government and bring fairness to the american people under obama care. it's as simple as that. but it all has to begin with a simple discussion. >> good morning. you know, this week the american people have seen once again that obama care is not ready for primetime. a dysfunctional website is the least of that law's problems. and we've asked, as the speaker said, for basic fairness to the american people no special treatment for anyone under the law. and we are continuing to ask for that, no special treatments for us and no special treatment for special interests. now, the president continues to refuse to s
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2013 10:00am EDT
done its work. we passed a bill on saturday night. sent it to the united states senate that would delay obamacare for one year, and would eliminate permanently the medical device tax that is costing us tens of thousands of jobs that are being chipped overseas. -- shipped overseas. senate decided not to work yesterday. my goodness, if there is such an emergency, where are they? it's time for the senate to listen to the american people just like the house has listened to the american people and pass a one-year delay of obamacare and permanent repeal of the medical device tax. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. mcnerney: mr. speaker, the climate change panel published a latest report claiming a climate change is happening and it is the result of human activity. the report was produced by 259 scientists from 39 different countries over the last six
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2013 6:00am EDT
money and when you don't show up her work on sunday and you come to work on monday as a united states senator, you cannot negotiate. when you send people to the white house and set there and say we will not negotiate -- can i have an additional minute? >> the gentleman is recognized for one additional minute. >> our layers in good faith go to the white house to urge the president. a stafferer, i was with senator hawkins -- and would work with my boss and others to get things done. i voted on this floor to impeach bill clinton and bill clinton came back and worked with us and we balanced the budget. we had the last shut down in 1995, within two years, we balanced the budget. we reformed welfare. we balanced the legit and the debate here on september 11 was what to do with the surplus. some good come -- some good can come out of this. they have to be willing to negotiate. when the white house says they won't talk, when he goes to maryland or wherever he was, they tell folks that a gun is being held to his head, that is wrong. let's get this done for the american people. mr. speaker, i did not know h
CNN
Oct 6, 2013 1:00pm EDT
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CSPAN
Sep 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
being a united states senator, but being a woman and how important it is so foster that in future of business owners or even mom's. >> absolutely. anchorage and women to be involved and step up from franklin. and i always say to graduating class is, i could never imagine that i would have been running for the united states senate when i was in your position either. but we have open the possibility of doing that because it is critical to have those examples in a governing institution and all places in our society and are important to have fino forces reflected. in the second part of it is that they bring a different experience. that is also important to have that voice at the table. encourage them to think about the possibility in the future. those choices present themselves. for me as much as i was passionate about politics, the thought of running for public office, come to washington, you always have to go against the grain. whatever you do. that's what it is. and that is what i always did. i went against the grain. i felt so strongly about the things that i believe in. that voice.
CNN
Oct 6, 2013 10:00am EDT
weapons of mass destruction? but it will never get through the united states senate? why? i will explain. so we can make better health decisions. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest. [ male announcer ] nyquil cold and flu liquid gels don't unstuff your nose. they don't? alka seltzer plus night fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a decongestant. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. >>> now for a what in the world segment. amid all of washington's discussions on syria and iran, one other issue seems to have gotten ignored. the u.s. signed an act international treaty, one with vast implications for terrorism and war around the world. the problem is, the treaty needs to be ratified by the u.s. senate. that's just not going to happen. let me explain. it is the u.n. arms trade treaty, an agreement that aims to control the $70 billion global trade of weapons. almost every major commodity is subject to some form of international regulation -- gold, oil, currencies, but there have been few controls on the
PBS
Sep 30, 2013 7:00pm PDT
house will act this evening and we'll send it over to the united states senate. >> so with the deadline and a partial shutdown looming, you may wonder what stays open, what closes and what federal workers will be affected. >> reporter: the federal government will not completely shut down at midnight, but museums, national parkss like t liberty will be closed to the public almost immediately. that is what happened back in 1995 when the government was shut down for 12 days. some will be closed, including 8,000 defense civilian employees. >> each agency has kind of had to go down its roster of people and decide who are the important people who still have to come to work and who are the lesser people that can be furloughed? >> once the shutdown starts, there is a question on what is viewed as nonessential to protect life and property. the financial markets could get a surprise, friday's release of the job labor statistics will be postponed if the shutdown lasts through friday. >> there are various administrative tasks, the latest periodic government reports that were not judged to
Al Jazeera America
Oct 2, 2013 11:00am EDT
states senate did in sending that resolution over to the house of representatives. due to the reckless behavior of the republicans in the house, they refused to allow a vote on the resolution we passed over, and as a result of the republicans' actions, we have a government shutdown. this government shutdown is hurting. it's hurting our economy. and there have been lots of projections about the impact it has on our economy, $15 million a day lost in my own state of maryland. it's hurting the taxpayers. the last shutdown was estimated to cost the tax payers $2 billion. there have been a whole litany of vital services that have not been able to be provided as a result of the shutdown, and it's working our federal workers, over 800,000 have been furloughed as a result. in my state of maryland it's estimated that 124,000 federal employees have been furloughed and are not allowed to come in. obviously this is hurting individuals as well as hurting our local economy and our national economy. these are real people. they are not numbers. you hear the numbers, but real people's lives have been e
Al Jazeera America
Oct 5, 2013 2:00am EDT
leader in the united states senate describe to me that he wasn't going to talk until we surrender. then this morning i get the wall street journal out and it says we don't care how long this lasts, because we are winning. this isn't some damn game! >> the president will be here over the weekend. the pacific rim nations, he's not going, no movement expected out of that probably not going to be here on sunday and what that means is come monday morning yes, the 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed will likely remain so as this drags on. one thing the senate did pass before they left friday evening is, a resolution designating next week as federal chess week. >> libby casey has a report from the capitol. >> congress comes in to work this weekend in a rare saturday session. the bill on the table: one that would give federal workers back pay. those also president obama, however, democrats and the president say it doesn't get to the heart of the problem which is getting federal workers back on the job and overcoming the government shutdown. on friday house republicans pa passed sli
PBS
Sep 30, 2013 5:30pm EDT
its work. we passed a bill on saturday night sent it to the united states senate that would delay obamacare for one year and would delay permanently the million device tax that are costing us tens of thousands of joshes that are being shipped overseas. senate decided not to work yesterday. ooh my goodness if there is such an emergency where are they? >>ifill: the senate returned this afternoon. the chamber's democratic majority leader harry reid says it's time to stop playing political games. >> so our negotiation is over with and i've said that to two weeks. they should pass us here. they are closing down the government. i don't know what in the world is wrong with them. either fictionated on obamacare, it is the law -- fixated on obamacare. we are not going to wait until they pass rcr or otherwise the government is going to shut down. >>ifill: without even a partial compromise, the government will close down at midnight. among its most recent effect airnd,000 federal employees would be forced to stay home without pay. national parks across the country and popular tourist sites w
CBS
Sep 30, 2013 6:30pm EDT
states senate. >> reporter: senate leader harry reid warned this bill would meet the same fate as the previous two which would have defunded or delayed the health care bill all together. >> they are closing down the government. i don't know what in the world is wrong with them, why they're fixated on this obamacare. it is the law! >> reporter: the strategy is being championed by texas senator ted cruz, along with dozens of tea party house republicans who road a wave of obamacare-related ang interoffice in 2010. louisiana's john fleming. do you think this is worth shutting down the government over? >> i think this is worth fighting over obamacare, which the american people reject. >> reporter: and worth shutting down the government? >> that's all i have to say. >> reporter: but for the first time, some house republicans like new york's peter king, are saying they won't go along with their g.o.p. colleagues. >> i'm going to vote against it. i have to vote against it. all we're doing is leading ourselves into a government shutdown for no reason. we've been in effect hijacked by ted c
SFGTV
Sep 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
of those individuals from our united states senate recognize this a former inasfar from massachusetts senator ted kennedy two helped to sponsor this bill. of course, everyone will recognize our president who in 2010 helped a white house assistants and you'll recognize hillary clinton as she stepped down she talked about the importance of those issues. the person in the button right are corner is senator bob casey who reintroduced the legislation. now earlier this year national and state advocates asked my office to implement the right to request but vermont beat us. earlier this summer they became the first in the country to pass the legislation. i want to make sure that san francisco is the first city i in the country to build on this idea. in the an idea that's been good for business and employers. i you know from my own exercises i had a lot of employees in their 20s and 30s. we decisions to error on the side of over and over be flexibility. we found that over and over this we see an increase in job satisfaction and employee loyalty and productivity and we saw a decre
PBS
Oct 4, 2013 5:00pm PDT
listened to the majority leader in the united states senate, describe to me that he's not going to talk until we surrender and this morning i get the quvenzhane wallis -- "wall street journal" out and it says we don't care how long this lasts because we're winning. this isn't a game! >> this could be good news in the way of avoiding a catastrophic default by not raising the debt limit. the "new york times" reported that speaker boehner will do what he needs to avoid a default. he may actually be forced to hold a similar vote to reopen the government as democrats are reportedly using a parliamentary procedure known as a discharge petition to bring a clean spending bill to the floor of the house. if democrats can collect 218 signatures which means getting republicans to sign on, they can force a vote to end a government shutdown in as little as two weeks but at this point still no deal as hundreds of thousands of federal workers close out a work week without a paycheck. to get perspective from capitol hill from a member of congress involved in this process, i sat down earlier with re
PBS
Oct 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
say, i'm disappointed in the actions of the united states senate this morning by rejecting the bill passed by the house last night. the bill that passed would have funded the government through december. my goodness, they won't even sit down and have a discussion about this. >> for the first time in 17
FOX News
Sep 29, 2013 1:30pm PDT
last-minute change, the united states senate is not due to come back until tomorrow afternoon. some 10 hours before a possible government shutdown. greg? >> gun to the head is quite the metaphor being used. frequently on capitol hill and many more. mike emmanuel thanks etch have. thanks etch have. >>> growing concern about benjamin netanyahu meeting with president obama at the white house where he ispected ts fears of a nuclear iran. james rosen has more from washington. >> greetings where conservatives are expressing profound skepticism about iran and the motives and the white house is too. in the historic phone call president obama told iranian president and they believe iran has a right to peaceful nuclear energy. he urged rouhani to comply with international law. on thursday the top diplomats from the five u.n. security council states, germany and iran, met in new york and that was a first since 1979. the iranian diplomat who attended the session responded to comments from secretary of state john kerry who urminged iran to open -- who urged iran to open up the closed facilities
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2013 10:00pm PDT
stars in the united states senate as his senators. edward brook, republican only black senator in the united states senator and this guy, teddy kennedy. at the end, a big line trying to get ed brooks, a longer line trying to get ted kennedy's autograph. after they do that every one come up to me to get a favor. >> good job. come to me for jobs or favors. they would say, i wouldn't think to ask the senator. the government building where they work. go to him for jobs. and stuff. go to the other guys for autographs. >> but he never. >> he didn't mind that. >> never confused by his position in this constellation? >> he likes favors. he liked the button. if you got to work and shovel snow. he accepted that. favors. looking out for people. he and reagan, different. reagan not a bad guy at all. did not have the personal experience of dealing with people with dribble, people didn't get social security, disability t. education, kids that couldn't go to good colleges, kids going to drop out of school. reagan didn't have the experience. he would have ended up like tip. that was the differenc
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2013 2:30am PDT
states senate this morning by rejecting the bill passed by the house last night. my goodness, they won't even sit down and have a discussion about this. >> unfortunately, i read speaker boehner and house republicans are engaging in silly empty political stunts instead. what it's going to do is have republicans members of congress sit down for a photo-op across from empty chairs. has it ever been done before? maybe 5 thourg,000, 6,000. >> the sarcasm. small cracks in the armor starting to show. congressman peter king estimates at least 100 house republicans would back the president's call to restore funding without any conditions. and more moderates are joining him to say the stakes just not worth it. >> to te continue to hurt our economy -- we'll fight another day, but i do think we ought to stop where we are and go ahead and fund the government and get us back on track. >> the "washington post" has listed a few of the more serious repercussions of the shutdown. benefits for vets may be cut off if it lasts longer than two week. the cdc will halt its flu program as flu season begins
CNN
Oct 4, 2013 7:00pm EDT
the government. when asked that question, boehner said this. >> we sent four bill to the united states senate. four different positions, trying to soften our position to get the senate interested and keeping the government open and bringing fairness to the american people under obama care. >> reporter: till, republicans are right that democrats won't negotiate. >> he needs something. he needs a life line in order to save face, in order to agree. you're not giving him one -- >> how about my life line? we agreed to $988 billion. my caucus voted for and agreed to. don't talk about his life line. talk about mine. >> reporter: even as the parties battle for the upper hand in the shutdown blame game, behind the scenes they're bracing for the next fight. in less than two week, october 17th. congress must raise the debt limit or face default. >> i don't believe we should default on our debt. it is not good for our country. >> reporter: cnn is told, privately boehner told colleagues he is willing to trays debt ceiling with democrats' help. but boehner also told his rank and file friday, the president must n
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2013 9:00pm EDT
problems of the united states. there is a difference between the house continuing -- the house appropriations bill, the senate. i chair that committee. so there is -- there is a difference with us. but what i wanted people to see here is that there are good people on both sides of the aisle who would like to get something done. and the first thing we would like to get done tonight is not to have a government shutdown and to lay the groundwork for a continuing funding resolution that would be short term, that would enable us to come up with a compromise on the spending for discretionary spending where we could reduce our public debt, fund our government at a smart, frugal level and also do it in a way that promotes growth. this is what i think the mood of many in the senate is. i think it's the mood on the majority of both sides of the aisle. so what do we need from our friends in the house? we don't need one more politically provocative veto bait rider on the funding resolution. the senate passed a bill that essentially laid out a framework exactly for what i said -- a continuing resolution to november 15 at a f
CNN
Sep 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. >> 79 individuals in the united states senate voted for a medical device tax repeal earlier this year. the fact of the matter is harry reid won't let him vote, won't let them vote. he just tabled it. how dismissive is that of the normal process that ought to occur here, the normal give and take? the folks that won't compromise are the president of the united states, harry reid and mrs. pelosi. those are the folks that won't compromise. >> congressman price of georgia, thank you for coming in. we appreciate it. >>> when we come back, the washington blame game continues as john boehner goes after the senate for taking a day off. how does democratic senator chuck schumer respond? i ask him next. >>> plus, breaking bad ends its run and we're just getting word of how many millions tuned in for last night's series finale. let's just say, a lot of you caught up in time for the big finish. my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment o
PBS
Sep 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
passed a bill on saturday night sent it to the united states senate that would delay obamacare for one year and would delay permanently the million device tax that are costing us tens of thousands of joshes that are being shipped overseas. senate decided not to work yesterday. ooh my goodness if there is such an emergency where are they? >>ifill: the senate returned this afternoon. the chamber's democratic majority leader harry reid says it's time to stop playing political games. >> so our negotiation is over with and i've said that to two weeks. they should pass us here. they are closing down the government. i don't know what in the world is wrong with them. either fictionated on obamacare, it is the law -- fixated on obamacare. we are not going to wait until they pass rcr or otherwise the government is going to shut down. >>ifill: without even a partial compromise, the government will close down at midnight. among its most recent effect airnd,000 federal employees would be forced to stay home without pay. national parks across the country and popular tourist sites would be shuttered
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